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Re: Emacs Mac port

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: Emacs Mac port
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:37:40 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.130014 (Ma Gnus v0.14) Emacs/24.5 (darwin)

>>>>> Alex Dunn <address@hidden> writes:

> Clang and related build tools are provided by Xcode and the Xcode
> Command-Line Tools, so for software that needs to be compiled; yes. But
> pre-compiled binaries can be installed without. So it might be possible—I
> haven’t tried—to installed Homebrew’s “bottled” GCC, then use that for
> software that needs to be compiled from source, all without agreeing to the
> Xcode terms.

Just as a side note: the Nix build of Emacs on Mac does not require Xcode to
be installed. It downloads and builds clang or gcc itself in order to build
Emacs. Xcode is no longer necessary on Mac for building free software.

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